Location: Cotton Ginning ResearchTitle: Electrical energy variables for hand-fed tabletop gins
Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/4/2022
Publication Date: 6/1/2023
Citation: Donohoe, S.P., Blake, C.D., Alege, F.P., Thomas, J.W. 2023. Electrical energy variables for hand-fed tabletop gins. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. 2023 Belwide Cotton Conferences, New Orleans January 10-12, 2023, P.287.
Technical Abstract: Hand-fed tabletop gins consume some quantity of electrical energy while removing lint from cotton seed. Operating conditions and inputs may affect the total electrical energy. It is important to understand these effects if cotton breeders and ginners want to reliably compare energy test data collected by different operators under different conditions. The objective of this work is therefore to test for differences in electrical energy due to operator and sample size while also including two different cultivars of cotton. The statistical tool used for this is a linear mixed model with 5% being the cutoff for statistical significance. The results will consider total electrical energy consumed as well as electrical energy consumed after removing baseline energy (i.e., the energy consumed by the equipment running while not ginning). Future work can expand on this knowledge by including data representing a larger range of operators. Furthermore, other variables such as the gin stand, and the relative scale of the gin can be considered.